The Beaverton School District Student Threat Assessment Team (STAT) was developed to implement a systematic approach to investigate and assess students who are engaged in or exhibiting behaviors implying aggression or violence directed at other people. This system combines the use of investigative information gathering strategies along with questions related to targeted violence. The purpose is to collect data to help make informed decisions about a student’s level of threat towards others, identify potentially dangerous situations, and develop and implement a safety/monitoring/management plan. “Risk Investigation” and “Risk Assessment” are part of the STAT process. If a student/staff suspects there is a targeted threat of violence, building administration and Public Safety will be notified. It is not designed for use with students who are suicidal, acting out sexually, or setting fires, unless they are doing so as an act of violence intended to cause serious or lethal injury to others.